I had a thought the other day – whoever decided that Nutrition should be a career, must have made that decision in July. I think it went something like this… “Wow, these fresh fruits and vegetables are everywhere, and they’re so sweet, colorful and dee-licious! I think I need to teach people about why they’re so good for you, and how eating them every day can keep you healthy and happy!” You know that mind-conversation couldn’t possibly have happened in January or March, right? But July was MADE for healthy eating, and it is indeed a registered dietitian’s favorite month!
Everything is in season right now, and I’ve been pickling, creating new salads, living on juicy, ripe peaches and berries, and OH the melons! Gorgeous! So, how perfect, that this month’s Recipe ReDux challenge is to show how we’re using our bounty of July produce. I mean, where to begin?
I haven’t been able to resist melons lately. There are so many to try – I’m loving those little personal, seedless watermelons that I see everywhere. And cantaloupe is so super sweet right now. And honeydew. Yes please! I picked up all three the other day and decided to experiment a bit with a recipe that was inspired by Food52.
Shut the front door! Are these little melon puddings almost too pretty to eat or what? This is my grown-up version of the melon fruit salad. Everything in one bowl, but served in a new and surprising way.When life gives you melons, make fruit salad pudding! #RecipeReDux Click To Tweet
Remember the other day when I shared my Watermelon Lime Snow Bowls? I said to “reserve the watermelon juice for another purpose” and I’m sure you were thinking what purpose could watermelon juice have… Well, it’s time to pull out the juice and use it to make melon pudding. You could make this pudding with just one type of fruit (easiest), but if you’re having company, or have some extra time on your hands, it’s actually very easy to use several fruits and make the layers. SO pretty!
What’s your favorite summer produce (can you even pick just one?!)
How do you eat it?
Don’t forget to check out the other tasty treats from members of the Recipe ReDux!